• Yehudit Sidikman

Only As Far As Your Headlights

“Writing is like driving at night in the fog. You can only see as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.”


~ E.L. Doctorow


“Writing is like driving at night in the fog. You can only see as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.”

After I wrote yesterday’s post based on Marissa Mayer’s quote about doing things that we’re a little not ready to do, I decided to look up more quotes that fit my life right now.

And then I remembered this quote that the writer friend I mentioned sent to me when I went to the desert to work on my memoir.


I’ve been thinking about it a lot over the last twenty-four hours, and I’m realizing that the headlight analogy applies to so much more than writing.


I’m finally back in Israel after nearly two months of traveling.


The time away was packed with wonderful experiences, including the birth of my first granddaughter, the second Violence Prevention Education Conference, time to take in the beautiful fall colors in the North East, and the launch of IMPACT Global.


After all of that, I landed in Israel and immediately began to focus on the launch of the MyPwr App.


I know how lucky I am to have all of these amazing things in my life, but I’m not going to lie.

This... is a lot.


So here’s what I’m going to do. I’m going to accept the fact that now is one of those times I can see only as far as my headlights.


Maybe not being able to see a crisis I’m not ready to deal with three days before it actually happens is life’s way of protecting me.


No matter what comes, I know I’ll get to my destination.


One step at a time, one task at a time, one day (or even one second, one minute, one hour) at a time.

One step at a time, one task at a time, one day (or even one second, one minute, one hour) at a time.


Tell me about a time you reached a literal or figurative destination by focusing only on what was right in front of you.

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